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V.A.T.C. MEETING. MELBOURNE, October 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 October 1905
Y.A.T.C. MEETING. Melbourne, October 15. The Victoria Amateur Turf Club's spring meeting opened on Saturday. Results Debutant Stakes.-Ebullition. Caulfield Stakes.-Torah. i Caulfield Guineas.-Lady Wallace. Steeplechase.-Sweeper. Toorak Handicap, one mile.-Dandalla 1, Overdale 2, Medallist 3. Time, 1 min. 43 sec. October 18. The second day's racing of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club resulted as follows: Hurdles-Betrayer. Nursery Handicap-Port Arthur. Eclipse Stakes, a mile and three far longs-Marvel Loch 1, Boabdil 2. Emir won, but was disqualified for being short weight. Time, 2 min. 23 sec. Hutton Cup-Middlerise. Coongy Handicap-Scot Free. Moonga Handicap-Japhet.
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, October 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 October 1905
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, October 16. j An unexpected wave flooded the Cnnard Atlantic liner Gampania off Great Banks. Five steerage passen gers were washed overboard and 30 were injured. October 18. The United States immigration authorities have discovered that 49 American and Canadian girls were sold as white slaves to -wealthy China men through collecting agencies at Chicago and Shanghai, which paid from 500 to 1,000 dollars for each girl. The girls are nominally engaged as high-class servants. The Westminster Gazette states that the preferential trade advocated by Mr. Deakin is exactly the kind that Mr. Chamberlain said did not warrant any return on Great Britain's part. October 19. The National Bank, Alleghany, Peensylvania, U.S.A., has suspended payment. Its liabilities are stated to be £594,000. The cashier of the bank committed suicide.
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, October 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 October 1905
VICTORIA. I MELBOURNE, October 15. I A conference of Premiers is to be held in Melbourne on November 6 to consider the question of obtaining from the shipping companies rednced fares for passengers from the Mother Country to Australia and generally for the settlement of people on the land. A gruesome discovery was made at Prince's Bridge railway yard this morning. A ganger named Joseph Harrison, in going along the line, saw a man's head standing npright be tween the rails. A search, was made for the body, and it was found 100 yards away badly mangled. The coat and hat were missing, and these were discovered under a tunnel further along the line. The remains "were identified as those of Thos. Douglas, who was employed as a collector by a firm.of marine store dealers. October 16. The steamer Aramac, which arrived from Sydney yesterday, experienced unusually heavy weather. The wind blew at times with great fury and raised mountainous seas. The waves broke across the Aramac's decks and ...
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, October 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 October 1905
INTER-STATE NEWS. . NEW SOUTH WALES SYDNEY, October 16. j A demonstration in connection with the Immigration League was held at the Lyceum Theatre on Saturday night, when the building was crowded. Reference to the need for more popu lation in the Commonwealth was re ceived with cheers. Mr. Deakin, who was the principal speaker, in a long epeech emphasised the necessity for immigration, and said the qualifica tions for immigrants must be character, health, and cash. October 17. The hearing of the charge against W. P. Crick in connection with the land scandals commenced at the police conrt yesterday. The proceedings are likely to be lengthy. News was received to-day that an American ship bound from New Caledonia to Delaware breakwater was abandoned in a sinking condition. All hands succeeded in reaching Gavietu, in the Solomon Islands. October 18. A gang of men who were working in a paddock at Cowra West took refnge under a tree during a thunder storm. Subsequently all with the except...
ROEBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 October 1905
B£>EBOUB,NE. This board held a meeting, Thursday, October 12. Present-. The chairman (Mr. EL J. Wat son), and Messrs. J. G. Withnell, A, L. Bickerton and H. Gillam. The minutes of the meeting held on May 25 were read and adopted. On the motion of Mr. 3. G. Withnell, seconded by Mr. H. Gillam, the following accounts were passed for payment: J. Wainvright £63 6s 8d, J. Witham £36, H, W. Sholl & Co. £2 10s, Dalgety & Co. 4s, H. Pratt (salary June) £15, H. Pratt (salary September) £15, H. J. Watson and Co. £4 14s 6d, H. Bradley £56 4s, J. Shill soil £68 4s; total, £255 3s. 2d. Correspondence as follows was received: Circular of advice from the Under-Secre tary Public Works explaining and showing boundaries of the various roads in the district. Letter from secretary Roads Board As sociation re increase of subscription; from Mr. J. G. Meares re close season for kan garoo; from the Under-Secretary Public Works re rate book, also re rate notices; from Mr. J. Stanley resig...
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly welcomed.] [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly welcomed.^ Some weeks ago (telegraphs oar Perth correspondent) the death of large numbers of cattle was reported from the Ashbnrton district, and the Government Botanist (Dr. Morrison) was told off to make an investi gation, as it was supposed the fatalities were dae to the presence of an unknown poison plant. Dr. Morrison, who has re turned to Fertb, reports that he visited. Minderoo, Globe Hill, Uaroo, and Nanu tarra stations. Travelling between Globe Hill and Uaroo Dr. Morrison found a plant having the aspect of tephrosia, one of the leguminous plants, and which is known to be poisonous. On arrival at Uaroo it was shown to Mr. McCarthy, who at once recognised it as the plant he had suspected of poisoning cattle. The cattle are said to have eaten the plant at sunset and nest morning symptoms of illness were observed. Some died at sunrise and others died on the track. Dr. Morrison adds tha...
FRANCE'S WEAK FRONTIER. LONDON, October 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
FRANCE'S WEAK FRONTIER, | LOXDON, October 21. M. Tausban, a former French Minis ter for Marine, lias created a sensation by declaring that the fortresses on the eastern frontier are unable to resist the powerful guns which Ger many possesses. The Germans, he declares, have howitzers which can throw projectiles weighing 40 kilo grammes fa kilogramme is equivalent to 2,2046 lbs.] and mortars throwing shells weighing 145 kilogrammes filled with powder and explosives, whilst France possesses no similar artillery, .j
SOUTHERN NEWS. PERTH, October 23. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
SOUTHERN NEWS. PEETH^ October 23. Special services were held yesterday in the various churches of the city in commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar ceutenary. According to information received by the French mail steamer which arrived at Fremantle from Noumea on Wednesday, the question of the im portation of coloured labonr into the French settlement of Noumea is caus ing much excitement. It is stated that affairs in New Caledonia are depressed, and naturally the ranks of the unemployed have largely increased. There are many hundreds of Japanese working on the mines, and one mining company has engaged 600 more. Strong opposition is being shown to this course, especially as the aliens are only paid lOd. a day and live on rice and fish imported from Japan. The first appeal from a decision of the Public Service Commission was heard by a special board at the police court on Thursday. The decision of the Commission was upheld. The case was one involving the dismissal j of a young man f...
VICTORIA. Melbourne, October 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
VICTORIA. Melboubne, October 22. In the Senate on Friday a motion to provide that as soon as the Orient Company's mail contract is ratified notice to terminate the contract should be given and fresh tenders be called was agreed to. October 23. There was no lack of enthusiasm at the celebrations in town and country yesterday of the centenary of Tra falgar. At the various public and semi-public functions patriotic ad dresses were given. The Federal Government's policy with regard to the defence of Aus tralia has not yet been determined. October 24. Mr. John Curtain, an old colonist, and one of the three members of the Assembly for Carlton, died in the Melbourne Hospital yesterday. The deceased was in his 70th year. . The Tariff Commission progress report and the decision of the Cabinet with respect to the union label clause in the Trades Mark Bill has led the Melbourne Age to suggest the abandon ment this session of the High Com missioner appointment. In view of the proposed modificat...
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, October 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, October 22. At tbe annual meeting of the New South Wales Rifle Association yester day, the Sargood Gap was shot for and won by the West Australian Infantry team. October 24. A peculiar case was concluded in the Supreme Court yesterday when a woman named Henderson was fonnd guilty of the novel charge of liaving sold her husband to a woman named Hiue. It appears that Hine trans ferred her. property to Henderson when the sale was effected of tbe latter's husband to Hine. The property was to be held in trust by Henderson dar ing the latter's life and then to revert back to Hine. October 25. A collision occurred in Sydney harbour last night between the steamer Greyhound and a launch. The latter was badly damaged and was only saved by her watertight bulkheads. October 26. Thirty-four men were charged at tbe police court to-day with having beeu fonnd on premises used for betting. Each was fined £5, in default two months imprisonment. The fines wer...
THE GASCOYNE CONSTITUENCY. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
THE GrASCOYNE CON STITUENCY. ADDRESS BY MR. BUTCHER. Mr. W. J. Butcher addressed a large 1 meeting of electors, amongst whom were a considerable n timber of ladies, at the j Jubilee HaU on Friday, October 20. Tht? Mayor (Mr. &lt;?. Baston) presided, and in opening the meeting bespoke a fair and patient hearing for the candidate. Mr. Butcher, on rising to speak, was greeted with prolonged applause. He said : Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen. Be fore commencing to deal with political matters I desire .to extend my thanks to you for the large attendance here this evening, and I am especially pleased at such a large attendance of ladies. It is pleasant indeed to know that the ladies in this district-more so than the ladies in other parts of Ih& country I have visited take such an interest in politics. I desire to thank you also for the cordial and loyal support you have accorded me in the. past. On the occasions I have been before you I have always had your unanimous s...
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, October 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, October 21. j ihe btandards correspondent at Ottawa states that the Dominion Government has received several offers from British firms to run a service of steamers between Canada and New Zealand. The Bishop of London, addressing the clergy in his diocese at St. Paul's Cathedral yesterday, said it was im possible to describe the dismay with which lie viewed the diminution of the birth rate iu England and Aus tralia through deliberate artificial pre vention. It was, he declared, neces sary that the forces of the Chnrch should endeavour to stem this gigantic evil. The Dreyfus case, it is announced, will come before the French Court of Cassation about the middle of Novem ber. October 22. The remains of the late Sir Henry Irving were interred yesterday iu .Westminster Abbey. There was a splendid choral service on the occa sion, and the historic edifice wus filled by an enormous crowd. October 23. A mine floating off Shantung, on the Chinese coast, sunk a Japanese tr...
PROPOSED ENGLISH CRICKET TEAM. LONDON, October 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
j PROPOSED ENGLISH CRICKET! TEAM. LONDON, October 25. Mr. Lacey, secretary of tbe Maryle bone Cricket Club, in the course of an interview yesterday, stated that it was altogether premature to assert a M.C.C. team would not visit Aus tralia in 1906. The Marylebone Club was perfectly willing to negotiate with any club, even the Melbourne Cricket Club or the Sydney organisa tion, provided it was iauthorised to speak on behalf of all the important clubs in Australia. Speaking1 with reference to the taking of a team to Australia as a private enterprise, Mr. Jackson, the famous English cricketer, states that if an English team goes to Australia it must be under the direction of the Marylebone Club.
THE NOMINATIONS. MR. BUTCHER ELECTED UNOPPOSED [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
THE NOMINATIONS. ME. BUTCHER ELECTED UNOPPOSED The nominations closed at noon jester day, at which time a nurnbsr of electors attended at the court-house. Mr. C. D. V. Foss (the returning officer) announced that Mr. Bntcher's being the only nomination received, he declared that gentleman to be duly elected as representative for the Gas coyne district in the House of Assembly. He congratulated Mr. Bntcher on his elec tion and also the electors on their choice, feeling certain they could not get a better man. Mr. Butcher briefly returned thanks, and stated it would always be his endeavour to do the best he could for the Gas coyne district and the State generally. Three cheers were given for the re elected member, and the gathering ad journed to Host Skinner's, where wine was partaken of.
EUROPEAN FINESSE. LONDON, October 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 October 1905
EUROPEAN FINESSE. LONDON, October 25. j Sir A. H. Hardiuge, British ambas sador at St. Petersburg, yesterday bad a markedly cordial audieuce with the Czar, which has been much coru men ted upon iu some quarters. It is believed to have some connection with the projected Anglo-Russian under standing. It is also suggested that the Russian ambassador in London is abont to proceed to St. Petersburg to continue the pourparler. The Times correspondent at Paris states that Germany in order to isolate France, tried to impress the Czar with the idea that the disturbed state of Russia was due to the latter's alliance with the republic. The Times correspondent at St. Petersburg states that Germany offered Russia most alluring, inducements. He states that her proposals had reference to joint Russian and German aclion in the Baltic and the ultimate apportionment of Austria-Hungary.